Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Limping

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs)...

Prudent care

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient,...

Advanced nurse practitioner

Advanced nurse practitioner scheduled return clinic: a clinical audit of a quality...

Emergency care settings in Ireland have struggled with a high volume of service users in...

Emergenct department

Accidents and ethics: a visual-narrative approach

Emergency department (ED) attendances are continuing to rise, and medical and nursing teams...

Urgent care

Urgent care centre redirection: evaluation of a nurse-led intervention

Aim Patient redirection can help reduce service demand by providing information about more...

Local anaesthetic

Is it safe to inject local anaesthetic with adrenaline into the pinna and external nose?

Adrenaline containing lidocaine preparations such as lignospan are routinely used in ear,...

Military perceptees

Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department

This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who...

Mental health liaison

Evaluation of a mental health liaison team. Part 2: the themes and their effect on...

Hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are caring for increasing numbers of patients who...

Workload

Implementation of a model of emergency care in an Australian hospital

Aim Emergency departments are characterised by a fast-paced, quick turnover and high acuity...

Mental health nurse

Evaluation of a mental health liaison team. Part 1: background and literature review

Hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are caring for increasing numbers of patients who...

Neutropenia

Improving door-to-needle times for patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis

Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of chemotherapy and has an...

Sepsis

Recognition and nursing management of sepsis in early infancy

Neonatal sepsis describes serious bacterial or viral infections that manifest in the first...

Care delays in patients with signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

Aim More than six million patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of a heart attack...

Lean thinking in emergency departments: concepts and tools for quality improvement

The lean approach is a viable framework for reducing costs and enhancing the quality of...

Assessing for head injury in alcohol-intoxicated patients

Each year, 1.4 million people with recent head injuries attend emergency departments in...

Caring for children with autism spectrum condition in paediatric emergency departments

The needs of children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) in paediatric emergency...

Assessment of people who have been tasered

The use of Tasers® by the police is subject to intense scrutiny and controversy. With...

Advanced practitioners in emergency care: a literature review

There has been an expansion of advanced practitioner roles, such as advanced clinical...

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